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Bangladesh to Burma

Episode 5 of 6

Simon Reeve continues his epic journey. In Bangladesh, he sails down the Padma River and visits fishermen who use trained otters to drive fish into their nets.

Simon Reeve continues his epic journey around the world following the tropic of Cancer, the northern border of the tropics region.

This episode takes Simon through Bangladesh and on a perilous covert journey into Burma, where western journalists are banned.

In Bangladesh, Simon sails down the mighty Padma River and visits fishermen who use trained otters to drive fish into their nets. Further on he sees the river banks crumbling before his eyes - increased river erosion is thought to be caused by global climate change - and in the capital Dhaka he meets some of the millions of child workers.

From North East India, Simon treks through jungles and across rivers into Burma to meet the Chin people - an ethnic group who are brutalised and oppressed by the Burmese government.

After travelling around the tropic of Capricorn and the equator, this series completes Simon's trilogy of journeys exploring the amazing tropics region with his toughest, longest, most ambitious challenge yet.

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59 minutes

Last on

Fri 6 Jan 2017 15:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Simon Reeve
Writer Simon Reeve
Writer Sam Bagnall
Executive Producer Sam Bagnall
Producer Andrew Carter
Director Andrew Carter

Broadcasts

  • Sun 18 Apr 2010 20:00
  • Sun 18 Apr 2010 22:00
  • Sat 24 Apr 2010 02:40
  • Tue 4 May 2010 23:20
  • Wed 5 May 2010 00:20
  • Wed 5 May 2010 00:30
  • Sat 26 Feb 2011 01:00
  • Sun 22 Jun 2014 18:30
  • Fri 6 Jan 2017 15:30

Simon Reeve around the world

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